Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Milestones and an Award!

As most of you who read me know, Lil Man has been sick for almost a week now. With his mom's work schedule and the fact that I am not currently working (job interview tomorrow, pray for me), he has spent his sick time with me. This has worked well since he obviously learned the "Sharing is good. Family comes first." lesson very well. I am sick, too.



Anyway, the doctors at the ER prescribed alternating Tylenol and Motrin every 3 hours and some prescription cough syrup. Lil Man, as further proof that he is like me, puked every time we gave him Motrin. We just stayed with the Tylenol, the Meltaways.







Have you tasted these?



Has any adult ever tasted these?



They are gross!!!!


We do not cajole, jolly, persuade, disguise or otherwise try to make medicine tempting. We tell the kiddo he's sick and that he has to take this stuff because the doctor said. Having said that, it broke my heart when my baby's Lil Man, who is made of such strong stuff, had tear running down his face when he put these in his mouth.


I went to our medicine cabinet, pulled out the regular Tylenol, checked the dosage and, the next time he needed medicine, gave him the option of the Meltaways or of trying to just swallow a pill. No chewing, no tasting but you had to swallow fast or it would melt.



Success on the very first try! No gagging, no puking, no whining, and no drama with taking his medication ever since. Hurray for the Lil Man!


And, evidently, hurray for me. ChrisB, at MsCellania (I love that title) designed this awesome award and I am one of the first recipients! Thank you, ChrisB.


As soon as this fog in my head clears, I will be awarding this to some of the other terrific grandmas out there.

15 comments:

nikki said...

Dude, feel better soon! Lil' Man too. Good luck on the interview!

Megnificent said...

I didn't know he was still sick! Darn it! And you, too. :( The little sick house with lots of Lipton, I bet.

Glad Lil Man is swallowing pills with no problem. Laken always hated the flavored stuff, and has been taking pills for awhile, too. Sure made life easier around here.

Big hugs for the little guy, and you too!

Jen said...

How in the world did you guys give us the crud via the internet? Three of us in my household (two kids and me) are down for the count, while Aaron just whistles away. I want his immune system!

Karmyn R said...

I've never tasted those Melt-a-ways, but my kids take them just fine. Well, at least they don't complain about it (my son could secretly hate them and never say a word). I'm glad Lil man can swallow pills whole!

bermudabluez said...

Good for the Lil Man! And Congrats on your award! Well-Deserved!! And luck on the interview...

Catwoman said...

So sorry about all the ickiness! And best of luck for the interview!

ChrisB said...

Good luck with your interview.

laurie said...

poor lil man, i remember taking aspirin when i was too small to swallow it, and how it would dissolve on my tongue... oh man that was foul.

good luck with your interview!

Robinella said...

Hope you are both feeling better soon. Good luck on your interview.

Kim said...

It seems like everyone's sick around the blogosphere! Me, too.

BTW, tag, you're it!

Alison said...

congrats on the award..I love it!! I am sorry you are sick and that your little guy is still sick...hope you are feeling better soon...and good luck on your interview!!

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Congrats on your award. It's very cool.

I really hope you guys start feeling better soon. This is a nasty yuck that's going around lately.

And those Tylenol meltaways? Ugh.

kitten said...

Hope yall feel better soon. They do taste nasty! My mom always crush the pill or whole if not too big with a tsp of jelly. Just a thought.
Congrats! On the award! That is awesome!

Pamela said...

we should photo shop you on your horse (bwaa hah haha) to add to the button (:

wolfbaby said...

good for lil man and good for you

 
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